March 5, 2014

Sex offender legislation advances to Illinois House

3-5-2014 Illinois:

The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday to clarify the requirement that sex offenders must report to law enforcement when they lose a job.

Illinois law already requires that sex offenders report a change in employment, but a recent appellate court ruling found that losing a job was not the same as a “change” in employment, thus creating a loophole that needed to be closed, explained the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington.

Under Senate Bill 2912, a registered sex offender who loses his or her employment must report in person to the law enforcement agency where he or she last registered within three days of losing a job. This mirrors the requirement for a change in employment.

Following a 47-2 vote in the Senate, the measure moves to the Illinois House. ..Source.. by The Paxton Record

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